Crossroads Blog Tour: DAY ONE

I am so excited this tour is underway and I’m able to introduce you to some DREADFULLY COcrossroads2015smOL young adult and middle grade fiction authors EVERY DAY this week leading up to Halloween! Each day, I’ll be featuring a few new authors and sharing their wicked amazing releases you’ll want to dig your horror/thriller-loving claws into. Plus, they’ll answer a few fun Halloween(ish) questions so we can PICK THEIR BRAINS!

Check out the tour’s Facebook Page for daily swag offerings and don’t forget to read to the end of this post to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway of a $50 Amazon Gift Card. What better way to celebrate Halloween than by scooping up a bunch of free reads?

Here are today’s CROSSROADS TOUR FEATURED AUTHORS:

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Janet Fox’s published works include the non-fiction middle grade self-help book GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT (Free Spirit Publishing) and three young adult historical novels: FAITHFUL, FORGIVEN, and SIRENS (all Speak/Penguin). Her debut middle grade novel THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE is due out March 15, 2016 from Viking. Janet is a 2010 MFA graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she’s represented by Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. She lives in Bozeman, Montana, where she and her husband are ruled by an energetic Lab, but you can also find her at www.janetsfox.com, connect with her on Twitter, and follow her on Facebook.

THE QUESTIONS

What’s the spookiest song you’ve ever heard / one that gives you chills?

That has to be the Psycho soundtrack. I can’t even listen to it without seeing the images! In fact, so many of Hitchcock’s films featured incredibly scary music – The Birds, even Vertigo. I get chills just thinking about them.

Got a favourite creepy urban legend / one that never fails to freak you out?

I do believe in ghosts. So I can’t watch super-scary movies. I can’t read anything freaky before bed. If I do, I pay for it. I used to think that if I lay very still, on my back, with my hands under the covers, the monsters couldn’t get me. At some level, I still believe that.

 

 

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THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE

This is a middle-grade novel set in a spooky Scottish castle during WWII. The lady of the manor has set it up as a temporary boarding school for children escaping the Blitz. But something is not right with that castle or that lady, and the children begin disappearing one by one. There are clues that a spy is in the house; there are undeniable signs of a sinister magic.

Ghostly hauntings, enigma machines, creepy noises, and peculiar teachers all hint at a complicated mystery. It’s a race against the clock for one girl, her two younger siblings, and her new best friend to get to the bottom of things.

Buy links:

Country Bookshelf | Barnes & Noble | Amazon 

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Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative fiction for young adults, middle graders, and young children. Kelly’s also a sucker for first love, which is why she writes YA and NA romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

THE QUESTIONS

What’s the spookiest song you’ve ever heard / one that gives you chills?

I’d have to say the theme song from the movie Halloween. You know that tune that says Michael Myers is coming to get you.

Got a favourite creepy urban legend / one that never fails to freak you out?

To this day, I still can’t say Bloody Mary three times into a mirror. No way.

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The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins. She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by her side—a completely unfair shot at life. But Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.

She’s now a monster that drains others’ lives to survive. And after she kills, she’s tortured by visions—glimpses into her victims would-have-been futures had she not killed them. Barely able to live with herself and trying to make things right, Sam ends up a pawn in a vicious game of payback within the local coven of witches.

But when the game reveals what Ethan had to do to save Sam, she must make a choice that will change all their lives forever.

Buy links:

 Barnes & Noble | Amazon 

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